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Avants are great...Audi must bring the S4/RS4!
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By Rich Martin
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2006 Audi A4 Wagon 2.0T Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Well designed, comfortable, back seat in the older models not as space efficient as it should be for legroom.


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Do Not Trust
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Del
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2006 Audi A4 Wagon 2.0T Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Sometimes locks doors when I exit car, even w/ motor running, which should be impossible. Once refused to shift down while passing a car and refused to accelerate in any selected gear except "Drive." Revs would peak at 4k, even with accelerator planted firmly to firewall. Tried every possible position of gear selector and punched the accelerator to downshift during 50 miles of freeway driving, to no avail. After shutdown, no problem. Do not trust this car. Dealer's tech indicates he never heard of such a problem. Dealer is 200 miles distant, and tech doubts problem can be diagnosed, since no warning lights were lit.


Best Features

Solid, good on curves, fair gas consumption.


Worst Features

Serious safety issue re. failure to shift down. Built fail-safe computer control of transmission and door locks.


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Awesome Vehicle
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By AvantDriver
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2006 Audi A4 Wagon 2.0T Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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This vehicle has been everything I've expected and more. On most of my highway trips (usually 800 miles each way) I average around 30mpg and that's crossing the Rocky Mountains. The performance of the 2.0T is great for a 4cyl. Rarely do I have to shift out of 6th gear in order to pass or go up a grade. The interior is very comfortable and well laid out. The fit & finish is amazing, as expected from an Audi. Overall, I can't say this car is perfect but any of it's slight nuances are easily overshadowed by everything else.


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Not only is this vehicle very utilitarian but I have a lot of fun driving it every day. I can pack it full when necessary but also be able enjoy its performance aspects. Nice, notchy 6 speed. Strong, efficient engine. Solid finish & build. Excellent ergonomics. Great view in all directions


Worst Features

Comfort gets an 8. Many times on long trips that I find myself shifting around to get comfortable. The seats are a little stiff. Reliability is great but not a 10. I've had it in the shop about 10x for little things here & there. Interior would be a 10 if the parking brake didn't move the arm rest.


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Better than many sports cars
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 2nd, and best, Audi
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2006 Audi A4 Wagon 2.0T Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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For this empty-nester, the A4 Avant is great for cross country trips for two with lots of stuff. 30+ mpg on trips, 27 overall. The 6-spd manual is rare in an Avant, but it's great fun when combine with sports suspension. At occasional track days, this fuddy-duddy station wagon can stay with some expensive sports machines. About all this car isn't good at is sneaking up on pedestrians, as direction injection engine has an almost-diesel clatter.


Best Features

Excellent performance AND fuel economy from 2.0T engine. One of the best interiors, compared to cars $10-20K more. Just plain fun to drive.


Worst Features

Excessive brake dust, needs frequent wheel cleaning. Direct injection engine noisy and rough at idle.


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Unsafe Transmission
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ed sokolofski
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2006 Audi A4 Wagon 3.2 Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (3.1L 6cyl 6A)


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Owned an Audi 5000CS during the unintended acceleration scare years. Fun to drive but a nightmare with repairs. Waited all these years to buy an Audi A4 wagon. Great design and overall build. However, had to have it towed after it died in the middle of an intersection. Supposed bad fuel pump sensor. Under warranty. Much bigger problem is the transmission (new design) that hesitates between 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Hesitates so long that it is unsafe when pulling out into traffic, etc. Dealer said it's the nature of the beast and to change the way I drive. Can't wait to return car. Luckily, I only have 9 months left on lease. Feels unsafe to drive. Take a long test drive before you buy.


Best Features

Exterior design (except grille) and inside design/execution.


Worst Features

Unsafe transmission must be fixed.


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